Time Trials

Latest Covid-19 Update from CTT below, 26th March 2021

Coronovirus Update

As most will be aware and as stated in the CTT release on 22 February 2021, the publication of the government “Roadmap” set out the way forward and gave details of the gradual relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions in England.  The Scottish and Welsh governments have set out their own timetables for Scotland and Wales respectively and the position continues to vary as between England, Scotland and Wales.

England

No changes have been announced by the government to the “Roadmap” and accordingly, formally organised outdoor sports will be allowed to resume in England from 29 March 2021.  Cycling Time Trials is pleased to confirm that the current suspension of events will end and that in England CTT events (both type A and type B events) will be able to resume from and including 29 March 2021. 

When holding an event, whether that be a type A or type B event, it is essential that the requirements as set out in the CTT COVID-19 risk assessment are followed.  If any club or organiser is in any doubt as to whether or not an event can proceed, please contact the National Secretary (Legal & Corporate) nick.sharpe@cyclingtimetrials.org.uk

The CTT Covid-19 risk assessment has been updated to reflect the changes made in the Covid-19 restrictions since 2020.  The amended risk assessment is available on the CTT website:

https://cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/documents/index/covid-19

A significant change from last year is that there are now no restrictions for those who compete on a tandem nor are there any restrictions to team trials, to include 2-up events.

Travel

The “Stay at Home” rule will end on 29 March.  Please be aware that the government advice is that people are urged to stay local.  The shift is from the current legal standpoint of “stay at home” unless you have a legal reason to travel, to [as from 29 March] one of guidance to stay local.  Subject to CTT’s rules and regulations, there is no restriction on who can compete in a CTT event.  As is stated in the risk assessment however, the onus is on the rider on whether or not to travel to a specific event.  It is not the responsibility of the organiser or promoting club to police this.

Please remember:

The threat of Covid-19 and the risk of infection does still remain. If you are not well or showing signs of Covid-19 then please do not attend at any CTT event.

Scotland

The Scottish government has announced that competitive sport can resume from and including 17 May 2021.  There is now a possibility that competition may be able to resume from 26 April 2021 although we are still waiting for official guidance.  A further update will be released once the situation has been made clear.

Please note however that Scotland will remain in a tiered system.  Competitive sport will be permitted at levels 3 and below.

Wales

It is anticipated that if conditions allow, “organised activities”, to include competitive sport, should be able to resume from 22 April 2021.  It would appear however that any such activities will be limited outdoors to a maximum of 30 persons.

Coronavirus control plan: revised alert levels in Wales (March 2021) | GOV.WALES

The Welsh government has stated that it will continue to monitor the situation weekly and a further update will be released once this has been clarified.

Generally

Police notification forms – open and club events

Although this may have been done already, clubs and organisers are reminded that they should send the PNF to the relevant police authority to ensure the necessary legal requirements will have been complied with.  The PNF must be received by the relevant police authority at least 28 days before the day of the event.



Wetherby Wheelers have joined with Seacroft Wheelers, Valley Striders, Yorkshire Road Club, Cyclesense and Alba Rosa, to promote a series of evening time trials to be held on Thursday evenings.  These will take place from May to August 2021.  

Open to First and Second-claim members of the above clubs.  The entry fee for each event is £4.00.  The Evening Time Trials League is being sponsored by Cyclesense of Tadcaster.

Wetherby Wheelers are expected to provide timekeepers and marshals for three of these events.  Wetherby Wheelers members will not be able ride these three events.  It is expected that members who time trial will make themselves available for these events particularly to learn the timekeeping aspect.

For further information contact the racing secretary Ken Hunter 

kennhunter@icloud.com

Please see note at bottom regarding the number of riders per club.

The proposed timetable for the 2021 Cyclesense Evening League and message from Paul Stainthorpe of Cyclesense is shown below:

On 01/12/2020 10:33, Paul Stainthorpe – Cyclesense wrote:

Hello everybody

I hope you’re all keeping well and getting out on your bikes.
For next seasons league (as long as the vaccine works), I propose we use the schedule that we were planning to use last year.
The CTT have raised entry fees by £1. I therefore suggest we raise the entry fee accordingly. The alternatives are to either remove the £1 that goes to St. Leonards, or no longer present prizes at the end of the season. My personal feelings are that St. Leonards need our help more than ever and that the prize giving is appreciated by most of the league participants and adds a bit of fun.
What do you think?

Cheers

Paul Stainthorpe, Sales Director, Cyclesense | 01937 530 303 | paul@cyclesense.co.uk | www.cyclesense.co.uk | 20-22 High Street, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9AT


This year we will be running an additional competition alongside our usual league with prizes for the fastest man and fastest woman on a “normal” road bike. To qualify for this competition the following are banned:

  • Time trial frames
  • Disc wheels and wheels deeper than 60mm
  • Time trial bars/extensions
  • Time trial helmets

To be clear – our usual unrestricted competition will run alongside this as usual.

Max of 40 riders, Max of 10 riders per club may sign on up to 20 mins prior to start then first come first served.

General information on time trial riding and how to enter can be found on the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) website.

Steve Ward in action